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This Is The Place Monument
- This Monument marks the spot where the Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley and marks the end of the 1,300-mile Mormon trail. It was here that Brigham Young stopped his carriage in July 1847 and, after surveying the desert valley near the shores of the Great Salt Lake, declared, "This is the right place." On July 24, 1947, exactly 100 years after his declaration, a heroic-sized bronze sculpture of Young and two of his colleagues was placed atop a 60-foot pedestal overlooking the Valley.
This Is The Place Monument was conceived, promoted and erected by a State-appointed commission composed of representatives of various faiths in Utah, including members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catholics, Protestants and Jews.
This commission selected Mahonri M. Young, the celebrated sculptor and grandson of Brigham Young, to design the monument. The monument stands 60 feet tall and 86 feet long; the figure of Brigham Young on the top stands 12 feet 4 inches tall, along with Heber C. Kimball and Wilford Woodruff.
Utah, Travel, Architecture, Travel, Scenics, Structure, Southwest, American, USA
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- Wernher Krutein